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Orcas Island, Washington, United States
Rosario Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands and welcomes visitors seeking relaxation and the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Centerpiece of Rosario is the historic Moran Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion houses the Moran Museum, The Spa, the Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge. To help us keep in touch with our guests, staff, and community, we are offering this blog featuring news and events about Rosario and Orcas Island. Please visit our website at www.rosarioresort.com for more information. If you would like to submit a photo or story idea for posting, please contact General Manager Christopher Peacock at cpeacock@rosarioresort.com.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge

We are thrilled to announce the Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge are now open! Once again, enjoy cocktails and dinner in the historic Moran Mansion, currently open Fridays - Mondays from 5 pm - 10 pm. Joining us at Rosario is Executive Chef Dan Koommoo, who was most recently the Executive Chef at Novelty Hill and Januik Wineries in Woodinville, Washington, where he has specialized in wine pairing dinners, cooking classes, and wedding/special event cuisine. He was previously the Food & Beverage Director and Executive Chef at the Bellevue Marriott, the manager and chef of the Attic Cafe at Salish Lodge and Spa, and the Bar Manager at Earth & Ocean restaurant in the W Hotel Seattle.

Dan also brings to Rosario great spa cuisine experience, having worked at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ, where he was the Exective Chef and Restaurant Manager of their "Revive" spa restaurant. He sharpened his skills at various Marriott hotels in New York City, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Ottawa.

He attended Le Cordon Bleu School in Ottawa, Canada after graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, where he majored in Industrial Design, designing 15 commercial kitchens for his senior project.

Photo courtesy of Creative Image Photography.

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